Counseling – What is it Like?

By Jaime Davila, MA, LPCC, NCC The decision to seek help from a professional counselor is something that some of us are more comfortable with than others. I often get the question from prospective clients, “What is counseling like, what do we do?” Although te process is hard to capture in words because it is unique to every person, I will attempt to give you an overview. When I meet you for the first time, I will ask basic information about your concerns, why you are looking into counseling,...
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The Helicopter Parent

By Lavinia Ball-Marian, MA, LPC Many of us have heard the term “helicopter parent.” If you’ve heard it and are wondering what it really means, read on... We are naturally wired to take care of our kids and meet their needs on a daily basis. We want to love our kids, feed them nutritious food, dress them nicely, make sure they have what they need when they go to school, and protect them from disappointments and failures. Wanting to do so is very natural and all these instincts kick in onc...
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